Realisation of minority co-productions in cooperation with NFI

The Netherlands Film Fund and the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) have concluded a cooperation agreement to encourage the co-production of long documentaries between Norway and the Netherlands.

Apart from the quality of the content of the script, the artistic value, individual character and urgency of the project, we will look at the creative and technical spending in the Netherlands, the international track record of both the Dutch and other (co-)producers and a real prospect of future cooperation between the two producers. The impact on the national documentary sector will also be important.

The full text of the cooperation agreement with the NFI can be found here.

Who can apply

Applications for production support can be submitted on application dates by a production company (a legal entity, not a one-man business or general partnership) that has been based based in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a member state of the EU or the EEA or Switzerland  for at least two years and that produces and exploits films and other audiovisual productions on a continuous basis.  

The production company will be represented by the Dutch minority co-producer (click here). He/she will have had prime responsibility as a majority producer for the realisation of a minimum of one long documentary with a cinema release.

Contribution

  • Up to € 50,000 per documentary

Primary conditions

  • The film production must have received realisation support from the NFI.
  • The application must show that 50% of the financing from the main producer’s country of establishment has been confirmed.
  • The total contribution of Dutch funds and market participants in the realisation of the film production must come to at least 10% of total production costs.
  • The film production must be released in the Netherlands, either in film theatres or with a (non-)theatrical release.
  • The applicant must preferably hold the exclusive filming and exploitation rights for the Benelux countries and, if the rights for Belgium and Luxembourg have already been allocated, at least these rights on Dutch territory.
  • Any financial contributions under Eurimages schemes and/or other European financing must be attributed to the applicant pro rata.
  • The financing of a film production must be shown to be fully and unconditionally promised by third parties within 12 months of the decision to award a grant.
  • If you are also going to apply for the Production Incentive, you must use the budget model of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive for the Dutch spending of the selective application.
  • The applicant will share pro rata in the worldwide proceeds of the film production.
  • The grant amount must be spent entirely in the Netherlands (cast, crew, etc).

To apply for a grant

Applications for production support can be submitted on application dates by the Dutch producer (click here).

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